– Senate Democrats Act to Avoid Shutdown

– Funding bill aims to avert partial shutdown by Nov 17 deadline

– Schumer took step to allow Senate to pass stopgap funding

– House GOP disputes blocked vote on stopgap funding

– Senate majority can pass bill before deadline

– Aims to prevent disruptions to government service

– Comes ahead of Thanksgiving holiday period

– Follows midterm elections, power shift in House

– Bill expected to extend funding into December

– Allows more time for full budget agreement